Ben Jealous wins dem primary for Maryland governor

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Bernie Sanders group had a good night last night.

Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Bolstered by support in the Baltimore region, spending from outside groups and an aggressive union-backed turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way primary as Democrats’ bet to take on popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan in November.

His victory over fellow front-runner Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who was backed by the state’s political establishment, demonstrated the growing influence of the progressive wing of the Maryland Democratic Party. His win was part of a wave of victories against establishment candidates in state government.

Hogan’s enduring popularity makes him a formidable opponent, even in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans two to one. Recent polls show as many as a quarter of Maryland Democrats intend to support the Republican governor regardless of who won Tuesday night.

Some Democrats who voted for Jealous said they were considering crossing party lines to vote for Hogan.

Ben Jealous wins Maryland Democratic primary race for governor - Baltimore Sun
 
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Babba

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Hogan is actually very popular. I doubt any Democrat could beat him. Even I kinda like him, although I'll probably vote for Jealous in November.
 
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Hogan is actually very popular. I doubt any Democrat could beat him. Even I kinda like him, although I'll probably vote for Jealous in November.
Yea its kind of like Massachusetts where half of the dems say they will vote for Baker again. Quite a few popular GOP governors out there currently.
 
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Hogan is actually very popular. I doubt any Democrat could beat him. Even I kinda like him, although I'll probably vote for Jealous in November.
Not long ago the "news" reported that he was the most popular guv in the nation.

Amazing, but strange...
 

Babba

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Not long ago the "news" reported that he was the most popular guv in the nation.

Amazing, but strange...
No, not really. Hogan is actually quite moderate and has done things like approving the removal of Confederate statues and recalled the Maryland National Guard from the border recently. He's not an extremist wing nut.
 
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No, not really. Hogan is actually quite moderate and has done things like approving the removal of Confederate statues and recalled the Maryland National Guard from the border recently. He's not an extremist wing nut.
If only there were MORE moderate politicians in this country, then they, too, could be more popular.

Good for the MD guv!
 
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No, not really. Hogan is actually quite moderate and has done things like approving the removal of Confederate statues and recalled the Maryland National Guard from the border recently. He's not an extremist wing nut.
Did he accept Medicaid?